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Department of Social Sciences & Health Policy

Scott D. Rhodes , PhD, MPH, CHES, Chair


The mission of the Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy is to improve the human condition through the application of social sciences and policy research to health and health care.  Recognizing that health and healthcare represent complex challenges, we are committed to collaborative, multidisciplinary and translational approaches to our research, education and community involvement.

Faculty and Staff within the Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy (SSHP) have expertise in health-related quality of life, prevention of substance abuse, medical effectiveness, health care outcomes research, psychosocial factors in health and disease, prevention of adolescent high-risk health behaviors, women’s health issues, patient adherence, community interventions, and cost-effectiveness analysis of medical treatments. Areas of research interest of the 16 faculty members and 56 staff include adolescent health, alcohol, tobacco and drug use, community health, community interventions, health services research, health policy, psychometrics, women’s health, cognitive health and aging, medical outcomes and quality of life issues. Members of the department have headed or participated in multicenter studies of college drinking, underage drinking, CVD, dementia, adherence, and hypertension.


National Evaluation of the Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) Program

 
PHS SeminarsUpcoming Events
Child Health Improvement Through a Learning Health System »
Dr. Stephen Downs
Indiana Univ Sch of Med
Conf Rm 421, Bailey Power Plant
03/25/2019, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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Recruitment Barriers in Research and Engaging Special Populations »
Various Presenters
Conference Room 4001, 4th floor, 525@Vine
03/25/2019, 2:00 p.m.
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REDCap and Dynamic Reporting »
Jenn Talton, MS
525 Vine Street, Conference Room 4001
03/26/2019, 11:30 - 12:30 pm
Biostatistical Sciences Seminar

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Bryan Wall
Information Technology & Services
Conference Room 4001, 4th flr, 525@Vine
03/26/2019, 9:00 a.m.
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Dept of Microbiology & Immunology Dean's Research Symposium »
Various Presenters
Biotech Place Atrium
03/28/2019, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
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